Publications and resources

Guidelines in relation to the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Act 2020

Guidelines for matters within the scope of the Act to assist the Commissioner (Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa) with fair, timely and consistent compliance with the Act.

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Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Act 2020

The Act, which was passed in September 2020 and came into force on 1 July 2021, establishes a process for Torres Strait Islander people to apply for legal recognition of Torres Strait Islander traditional child rearing practices.

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Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Regulation 2021

The Regulation commenced on 1 September 2021.

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